The Power of Art: Hmong Leadership Council spring formal mural

Mr. Miller always finds ways to incorporate art into the programming of the Hmong Leadership Council. Below is a great example of what transpired during a spring formal at North High School. Thank you for sharing, Mr. Miller. 

A note from Mr. Miller, Hmong Leadership Council advisor

I thought you might like to see some of the art from our spring formal: Bangkok fading into a lotus lagoon, bamboo, and a lake by the jungle. Senior, Savannah B. was the lead artist and important  contributions were made by Paris H (’14) and Sophomore, Lilly K. About 30-40 students worked on the murals. I finally confronted my blending phobia and am proud of what I was able to do with Paris on the water and beach areas!

Thanks for always letting me share this work with you.

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Photo courtesy of Mr. Miller

 

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Photo courtesy of Mr. Miller

 

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Photo courtesy of Mr. Miller

 

AIR Happenings as of February 10th

Hello all! I am so happy and honored to be your Artist in Residence this semester! Thank you to Mr. J and the rest of the faculty at NHS for inviting me to be a part of your community.

Much of my work explores the concept of landscape and utilizes found materials to create invented spaces and structures. Below are some views of my new work space as well as a couple in-progress images of what I have been working on since beginning this residency.

If you would like to see some of my work in person, I have a couple small collages and drawings hanging in the display case outside of the art room; feel free to take a look!

I am very excited to be an art resource for the students and faculty as well as have the opportunity to further develop my artistic practice. I will be working in room 17 Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 8am-4pm, so everyone is always welcome to stop by and check out what I’m working on!

Sara Willadsen

Mikado Backdrop Coming to an End

These past three weeks have been a whirlwind of excitement and trying to get all Drawing/Painting I students to contribute to this unique experience of painting the backdrop for North’s upcoming play, “Mikado”.  We had our obstacles as you can see from the photos below. 

Students were asked to break into groups or work alone to come up with a design that best represented this play (based on an initial sketch from Mr. Johnson). To work on an idea when it is not yours can be a challenge and the effort can be minimal. However, these students welcomed the opportunity to work on a large-scale painting and worked well in a group setting. 

This marks our 4th project working with Mr. Johnson. 

Here are some photos documenting the process.